2015 Buick Encore  -  $24,990


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,990
Base Invoice: $24,027
Destination Charge: $925
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 28 | City: 25 | Hwy: 33
Body Style: FWD 4dr
Transmission: Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive includes Driver Shift Control (FWD models only.)
Engine: Engine, ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [102.9 kW] @ 4900 rpm, 148 lb-ft of torque [199.8 N-m] @ 1850 rpm)

Pros

Quiet; refined; great fuel economy; spacious; lots of standard features; available all-wheel drive


Model Highlights

The Encore is a premium small car with SUV styling. Buick is betting that a small car can be practical, fun and luxurious while getting excellent fuel economy.

The mileage starts with the engine, a 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder. It makes 138 horsepower and comes mated to a 6-speed automatic. This combination is good for up to 33 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city. The Encore is front-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive is also available.

While the outside of the Encore features thoroughly modern styling, it's the interior that really shines. A large, 7-inch full color display is set in the dashboard and houses the standard IntelliLink voice-activated infotainment system, while a touch of blue ambient lighting and a wood- and chrome-trimmed dashboard lend the Buick an air of sophistication. The Encore's coolest trick however might be its QuietTuning system, which uses noise cancellation technology to give the small crossover an exceptionally quiet interior.

Buick has included a long list of standard features to go with its modern interior. On the base model those include a 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat, power windows and doors, a leather wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, a rearview camera, heated mirrors, 18-inch aluminum wheels and a 6-speaker AM/FM/satellite radio stereo with a CD player, auxiliary input jack and USB port. The stereo is also Bluetooth-compatible for selected phones.

There are three levels of Encore above the base trim. Convenience trim adds an electronically auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start, fog lamps and dual-zone automatic climate control. Leather adds leather seating surfaces, a power passenger seat, heated seats, a heated steering wheel and a memory feature for the driver's seat. Premium includes rain sensing wipers, a premium Bose sound system, front and rear park assist, forward collision alert, a lane departure warning system and a cargo net. Options include navigation, a sunroof, chrome wheels and cross-traffic with blind-zone alert.

Safety is handled by a total of ten airbags. This includes front and side impact airbags, knee airbags, thorax airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is standard and several radar based safety features are available on the lower models, but come standard with the Premium trim.


Model News

Following its 2013 debut, the Buick Encore has received few changes since, and moves into 2015 essentially the same. In-car wireless Wi-Fi is new and standard this year.


Value Writeup

The Buick Encore competes with other small SUVs and crossovers as well as with some of the more premium small cars available on the market. It offers buyers an appealing blend of small size, luxury and SUV-like practicality. All-wheel drive is available, but the Buick is less about off-roading and more about cruising safely in comfort. Luxury-oriented touches abound that usually are reserved for cars costing much more. The Encore is a great value, with base prices starting under $25,000.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 MPG

Cruising Range - City
350.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
462.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LUV

Engine Type
Turbocharged I4

Displacement
1.4/83

Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850

Trans Order Code
MH8

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.9 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
92.8 ft³

Front Head Room
39.58 in

Front Leg Room
40.82 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.18 in

Front Hip Room
51.65 in

Second Head Room
38.78 in

Second Leg Room
35.75 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.55 in

Second Hip Room
50.08 in

Wheelbase
100.60 in

Length, Overall
168.41 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.85 in

Height, Overall
65.26 in

Track Width, Front
60.62 in

Track Width, Rear
60.62 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.22 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
48.40 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
18.80 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3237 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code
RAK

Rear Tire Order Code
RAK

Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ

Front Tire Size
P215/55R18

Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
16" in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.72

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.6 x 0.5 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.0 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Roadside Assistance Years
6

Corrosion Years
6

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V146000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 13, 2015

Component
STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,295

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick Encore vehicles manufactured November 27, 2014, to February 24, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Trax vehicles manufactured November 18, 2014, to February 17, 2015. The steering column assembly housing may contact the power steering printed circuit board causing the circuit board to wear.

Consequence
The circuit board wear may cause a sudden loss of electric power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the steering column assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15168.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V437000

Mfg's Report Date
July 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
40,683

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Spark EV, Caprice PPV and SS vehicles, 2014-2017 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles, 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Tahoe, Trax, Suburban and Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles, and 2015-2017 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500 vehicles. While being previously remedied for recall 16V-651, the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. Without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

Consequence
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 17287.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V162000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 20, 2015

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
19,831

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick Encore vehicles manufactured August 26, 2014, to February 9, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Trax vehicles manufactured October 13, 2014, to February 3, 2015. The affected vehicles have tire placards that do not provide the rim size information for the front or rear wheels. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less."

Consequence
If the label is missing front and rear rim size information, the owner may replace the rims with ones that are an incorrect size, increasing the risk of crash.

GM will notify owners, and will send owners a corrected label, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, and Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15166.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V651000

Mfg's Report Date
September 8, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
3,640,162

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles. In the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

Consequence
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 13, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 16007.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating
Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating
Not Rated

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
19.8%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Engine, ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [102.9 kW] @ 4900 rpm, 148 lb-ft of torque [199.8 N-m] @ 1850 rpm)

Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive includes Driver Shift Control (FWD models only.)

Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio

Drivetrain, front-wheel drive (FWD models only.)

Alternator, 130 amps

Suspension, Ride and Handling

Steering, power, variable effort, electric

Exhaust system, rear exit

Exhaust tip, styled stainless-steel

Keys, ignition, foldable

Mechanical jack

Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) 5-spoke painted cast aluminum

Tires, P215/55R18 all-season, blackwall

Tire, compact spare 16" (40.6 cm), located under cargo floor

Luggage rack, side rails, roof-mounted

Fascias, front and rear accent color includes rocker moldings

Headlamps, halogen composite projector beam with blue translucent ring and automatic exterior lamp control

Lamp, center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)

Glass, acoustic, laminated windshield

Glass, deep-tinted

Windshield, solar absorbing

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with turn signal indicators

Door handles, body-color with chrome strips

Wipers, front intermittent with pulse washers

Wiper, rear intermittent

Vehicle protection, corrosion preventative

Antenna, roof-mounted

Audio system, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with MP3 CD player IntelliLink with 7" diagonal color LCD display, USB port, Radio Data System (RDS) and auxiliary input jack

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

Audio system feature, color display, 7" diagonal

SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2015 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus you can listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio everywhere on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.)

Bluetooth for phone and music personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system, phonebook access, voice recognition for audio, phone, phonebook and music selection, Pandora and Stitcher Smartphone compatible, SiriusXM weather and data services, and software Bluetooth and Smartphone interface upgradeable

Seats, front bucket

QuietTuning Buick exclusive process that consists of acoustically enhanced windshield and side glass, along with numerous noise canceling acoustic treatments to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin

Noise control system, active noise cancellation

Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power with manual recline and power lumbar adjustment

Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way manual

Seatback, passenger flat-folding

Storage, front passenger underseat

Seat, rear 60/40 split-bench, folding

Headrests, 2-way adjustable, up/down

Floor mats, color-keyed and carpeted front

Floor mats, color-keyed and carpeted rear

Door sill plate cover, front

Steering column, tilt and telescopic, adjustable

Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke, color-keyed with theft-deterrent locking feature

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controls

Driver Information Center includes tachometer, speedometer, fuel, coolant temperature, battery and compass

Instrumentation, outside temperature display, located on audio system

Instrumentation, analog with mpg speedometer and tachometer

Oil life monitoring system

Window, power with driver Express-Up/Down

Window, power with front passenger Express-Down

Windows, power, rear with Express-Down

Door locks, power with lockout protection

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Remote Keyless Entry, standard range with lock control and panic alarm

Theft-deterrent system, immobilizer, vehicle, PASSKey III

Theft-deterrent system, electrical, unauthorized entry

Air conditioning, single-zone manual

Air filter, particle

Defogger, rear-window, electric

Shift knob, satin silver and chrome

Glovebox, dual

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night with tilt

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered

Lighting, interior, dimming instrument panel cluster

Lighting, interior, Ice Blue ambient, located on instrument panel

Lighting, interior, overhead courtesy lamp

Lighting, interior, rear cargo compartment lamp

Cargo storage, tray under rear floor

Cargo cover, rear, stowable and removable

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

StabiliTrak, stability control system

Daytime Running Lamps, reduced intensity low beam

Air bags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector

Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger height-adjustable with load limiters

Safety belts, 3-point rear, all seating positions

Restraint provisions, child, Isofix 2 point only, point/latch includes 3 top tether points

OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.)

OnStar with 4G LTE provides a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds (Visit www.onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. 4G LTE service available in select markets. 4G LTE performance based on industry averages and vehicle systems design. Some services require data plan.)

Rearview camera system

Door locks, child security rear, manual

Tire Pressure Monitor, manual learn

Horn, dual note tone

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC TURBO 1.4L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER SEQUENTIAL MFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE
$0

 
1SB PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
QUICKSILVER METALLIC
$0

 
CARBON BLACK METALLIC
$495

 
RUBY RED METALLIC
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
DEEP ESPRESSO BROWN METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE PEARL TRICOAT
$995

 
COCOA SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
SATIN STEEL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
DARK ARGENT METALLIC LOWER ACCENT COLOR
$0

 
DARK COCOA ASH LOWER ACCENT COLOR
$0

 
SATIN NICKEL METALLIC LOWER ACCENT COLOR
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET
$0

 
EBONY, UPSCALE CLOTH SEAT TRIM WITH LEATHERETTE ACCENTS
$0

 
TITANIUM, UPSCALE CLOTH SEAT TRIM WITH LEATHERETTE ACCENTS
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM/SIRIUSXM STEREO WITH MP3 CD PLAYER
$0

 
LPO, BUICK INTERIOR PROTECTION PACKAGE
$200

 
HEATER, OIL PAN
$75

 
LPO, ACCESSORY CARRIER MOUNT
$240

 
LPO, ROOF RACK CROSS RAILS, SET OF 2
$245

 
LPO, FRONT AND REAR SPLASH GUARDS, CUSTOM MOLDED
$160

 
LPO, FRONT AND REAR SPLASH GUARDS, PAINTED IN LOWER ACCENT COLOR
$250

 
LPO, WHEEL LOCK KIT
$60

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT MOUNTING PACKAGE
$0

 
LPO, ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS, FRONT AND REAR, FRONT INCLUDES ENCORE LOGO
$140

 
LPO, FRONT FOOTWELL AND CUP HOLDER LIGHTING KIT
$495

 
LPO, CARGO NET
$60

 
LPO, CARGO MAT, CARPETED
$60

 
LPO, CARGO TRAY, CUSTOM MOLDED
$110

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
PENNSYLVANIA COST SURCHARGE
$0


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